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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/29555

Title: Fabrication of Photonic Crystal Optofluidic Devices for Electrochromatography and Spectroscopy on a Chip
Authors: Haque, Moez
Advisor: Herman, Peter R.
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords: Microfluidics
Photonic Crystals
Laser Processing
Issue Date: 24-Aug-2011
Abstract: Femtosecond laser processes were optimized for nonlinear interactions with optical materials to develop a novel biophotonic lab-on-a-chip device that integrates laser-formed waveguides, microfluidic channels and photonic crystals (PCs). Such integration seeks the novel demonstration of dual PC functionalities: (1) efficient chromatographic separation and filtration of analytes through a porous PC embedded inside a microfluidic channel and (2) optofluidic spectroscopy through embedded waveguides that probe PC stop band shifts as varying analyte concentrations flow and separate. The building blocks for such integration were demonstrated through the accelerated analyte flow rates measured through the embedded porous PC and the optical characterization of a PC’s stop band via integrated waveguides. Together, these laboratory results give promise for achieving simultaneous chromatographic and spectroscopic capabilities in a single PC optofluidic device. Future improvements in the laser process and possible new research directions are also offered.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/29555
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